Mara E. Landa, MFS, BA, RN, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: 805-822-4335
  • Cell: 805-822-4335
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Emergency Medicine and Forensic Medicine

Specialty Focus: Emergency room nurse, Forensic Nurse Examiner, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Strangulation expert, expert witness, trauma and abuse expert and trained in death investigation.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Master’s Degree Forensic Science, National University; AS Nursing , Excelsior College

Years in Practice: 13

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10+

Additional Information

Mara Landa specializes in both Emergency nursing and forensic nursing cases. She currently works as both a forensic nurse examiner as well as a registered nurse in the emergency room at a level 1 Trauma Center. Mara has testified in criminal trial, capital murder and manslaughter cases. In addition, Mara consults on medical malpractice cases. She is dedicated to being a fair and impartial expert witness who strives to educate jurors regarding all pertinent facts in a given case. She is trained in Advanced Strangulation from Alliance for Hope and is board certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for both adult and pediatric cases. She has provided forensic examinations for victims of crime including but not limited to: sexual abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, strangulation, domestic violence and physical assault. She has over 20 years of experience working in the Emergency room and 10 years of experience as a forensic nurse.